AUG 27, 2015 12:16 PM PDT

Watch How Nitrogen Triiodide Responds to Even the Lightest Touch

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard
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Nitrogen Triiodide is a contact explosive, which means that even with the slightest touch, it'll release a large amount of energy all at one time and explode.

Most of the explanation of this property can be attributed to the fact that the molecules are highly unstable.

In this video, you'll see Nitrogen Triiodide react to various touches from different objects, and in slow motion with high-speed cameras. Although this is cool, we recommend you don't try this at home.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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